Life Members

The club has a proud history of honours and awards for our teams and players, but we also believe it is important to recognise those special players and committee members who have shown outstanding loyalty and service to the club,
Inaugurated in 2019, Life Membership is bestowed on players who have played 200 games or more for the club and to committee members who have served for 10 years or more and provided outstanding service to us.
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TIM HODGSON

2001 - 

Tim joined the club when it was known as the Stirling Reds in 2001 when he offered to take a couple of training sessions, and has been with us ever since.
He was instrumental in creating Northern Redbacks and is often referred to as Mr Redbacks.
He was our first-team coach from 2001 - 2012, 2014, 2016 and finally in 2017 for a total of 15 years.
Coaching honours;
5 League titles (2003, 2004, 2005, 2011 and 2016) 
8 Cups (2008 - 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017)
2 Top 4 series (2003, 2004)
2 Night series (2004, 2005)
Coach of the year 3 ties (2011, 2014, 2016)
He served on our committee from 2001 until 2020 and was on the Women's Standing Committee for 8 years.
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NICOLA WILLIAMS

2003 - 2016

Nicola first started playing with the club prior to 2003 when we were known as the Stirling Reds, and was part of our first season as Northern Redbacks in 2003. One of the smartest football brains we have ever had at the club, she was an avid student of the game and was always destined to become a coach.

As a player, she easily adapted to many different roles and positions and enjoyed many years of success with us.

Paying Honours;

7 League titles (2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016)

8 Cup wins (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017)

4 Night series wins (2004, 2005, 2013, 2015)

2 Top 4 series (2003, 2004)

Club Captain 2005, 2009 and 2015

Player of the Year 2009, 2010

Players player 2009

She was the inaugural Perth Glory W league coach and has had a hugely successful coaching career ever since, including with the junior and young Matildas, Trinidad and Tobago U20's, assistant coach for AC Milan in the Women's Serie A and is currently an assistant coach for Lazio in the Women's Serie B.

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KEITH ANDERSON

2005 - 2020

Keith came to the club in 2005 when his daughter played with one of our junior teams. He quickly volunteered to help with team matters and soon became a valued member of the committee.

Keith held many positions on the committee over the years and has been a registrar, secretary, vice - president and president, and was the president of the club when we secured funding to construct the clubhouse and upgrade our facilities to make them more appropriate for female athletes in 2015.

His service to the club extended beyond committee duties though and he was a coach and team manager for a number of our teams. He also marked the lines, manned the canteen and was a regular supporter at our games.  

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CARLA BENNETT

2008 - 

Carla joined the club as a 16-year-old in 2008 after she decided she no longer wanted to play in boys teams and she quickly established herself as a first-team regular. Initially played as a full back she moved into central midfield where she has been ever since. A naturally two-footed player, she has enjoyed huge success with us and has now played over 250 games for the club. She has also played 15 times for Perth Glory in the W league as well as representing WA at junior, senior and futsal levels. 
Playing honours;

7 Cup wins (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2019)

5 League titles (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019)

2 Night series (2013, 2015)

1 Top 4 series (2020)

1 Interstate Club Challenge Championship (2013)

Club Captain 2012, 2013, 2014

Fairest and best 3 times

Players player 3 times

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EMILY DUNN

2009 - 

Emily joined the club in 2009 as a 17-year-old and has been ever-present ever since. She played her 200th game for the first team in 2020, and has been a consistent and dependable defender every time she pulls on the jersey. She has also played for Perth Glory in the W league, with 10 appearances to her name and has also represented WA at junior and senior level. 

Playing honours;

5 Cup wins (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)

4 League titles (2013, 2015, 2016, 2019)

1 Top 4 series (2020)

1 Interstate Club Challenge Championship

Fairest best 2015

Players Player 2010